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May 2016 , Page 09 

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NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014 Applauds Commutation of 61 Federal Prison Sentences

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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In his first clemency grants since December 2015, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 prisoners on March 30, 2016, 25 of whom were applicants whose petitions were supported by Clemency Project 2014.

“On behalf of Clemency Project 2014 and those whose sentences were commuted, I want to sincerely thank the president for these grants,” Cynthia W. Roseberry, project manager for Clemency Project 2014, said on the day of the announcement. “With so many people waking up each day with the hope that they too will find mercy and redemption, I hope that today’s grants portend ever more grants over the remaining 10 months left in President Obama’s term.”

“Clemency Project 2014, which was created to answer the administration’s call for the legal profession to offer volunteer assistance to inmates, is grateful for every single commutation,” said Norman L. Reimer, executive director of NACDL, a partner organization in Clemency Project 2014. “We salute the thousa

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